Key facts

Product:
La Chaise
Family:
La Chaise
Manufacturer:
Vitra
Designer:
Charles & Ray Eames, Charles Eames, Ray Eames
Order number:
412 100 01
Architonic ID:
1003349
Country:
Switzerland
Launched:
1948
Groups:
Relaxing-Chaise longues

Concept

Charles and Ray Eames designed La Chaise in 1948 for a competition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, inspired by “Floating Figure”, a sculpture by Gaston Lachaise. It is the unbelievable elegance of this assertive seating sculpture that enables any number of sitting and reclining positions, which is so very appealing. It has long since established itself as an icon of Organic Design.

Materials
Two bonded fibreglass shells, chromed rod base with natural oak cruciform foot

870 × 1500 × 900 mm